This is a discussion on $22 Bounty within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hero has 50bb Utg 6-max Turbo 5 minute blinds with A2s everyone else has 10-20 bb min raise the A2s. Fold to the small blind
Hero has 50bb Utg 6-max Turbo 5 minute blinds with A2s everyone else has 10-20 bb min raise the A2s. Fold to the small blind who jams for 12bb. Call/Fold?
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1 When stacks are sub 20bb most 3 bets are shoves so when we open we had better expect to be shoved on. Turbos the shoves are more likely.
2 This stack size in a turbo is the key here because the blinds are now on our side. Everyone on the table has to play face up every hand for fear of you re-raising or calling light shoves. So we do not need to win the blinds on a speculative hand OOP.
3 The BB shoved on you see #2 to refine BB's shove range when doing equity calculations now off the table.
4 A2s is behind most shoving ranges in this scenario see #2 so the size of the bounty comes into play here.
Our stack advantage means we do not have to play weaker hands in the worst position. Even in the BB our villains may not risk trying to steal from you. So the Low Jack position (6 max first to act or UTG) becomes the worst spot on the table for us because we cannot call the 20bb shoves this light as we lose our stack advantage if we lose that hand. Being in the Low Jack means everyone else is yet to act and we will run into #2 range shoves and have to fold most of the time. when we open this light to preserve our stack advantage.
In this position as well we can be called preflop and be handcuffed post flop on most flops even an A flopping we hate if called.
If sb has 20bb, you'd need 43% equity (18/(1.5+2+20+18)) to call. A2s vs top 15% of hands (77+,A7s+,K9s+,QTs+,JTs,ATo+,KTo+,QJo) is 43% so if you think the player is tighter than that range, you should fold. If you think the player is looser than that range you should call. If sb has 10bb you need 37% (8/(1.5 +2+10+8); A2s is 38% vs the top 10% of hands so you can be a little looser in your call.
All that applies to non-bounty tournaments. Bounties are like additional chips you can win. This video describes a way to compute the additional chips which then affects the pot odds you are getting.
That all changes if you are close to the bubble or if it is a rebuy tournament.
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